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Love him or hate him, one singular accomplishment of President Donald John Trump was to expose the lengths the entrenched power structure would go to maintain that power. His successes and popularity despite continued obstruction forced the leftists’ hand. After two unsuccessful attempts to impeach, convict, and remove him, the Democrats were forced to “fortify” the 2020 elections.

Although they mewl constantly about “democracy,” when the vox populi resisted their gaslighting and protested the blatant disregard of their votes, that same entrenched power of the Federal government slapped them down…and hard. That brings us to the subject of this missive.

My Red State colleague Leslie McAdoo Gordon has a stellar piece out today about the disparate treatment of many, if not most of the protestors who attended President Trump’s rally on January 6th. She writes:

Observers have recently commented that the January 6 criminal cases are being treated differently from other cases, often, referring to criminal cases arising from Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests and/or Antifa riots. The difficulty in making that comparison is that those cases are often not similar to the January 6 cases in ways that the law considers relevant to the question of equal treatment.

However, the claim of unequal treatment is, in fact, legitimate. A comparison of the January 6 cases to other federal cases involving the same kind of conduct demonstrates that the January 6 cases are being treated significantly more harshly by DOJ and the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office.

My colleague goes on to walk the reader through the tradition of protest in these United States and how protest in our Nation’s capital is specially protected and given wider latitude than in other places. Misdemeanor trespass (which is the charge for the vast majority of the January 6th “rioters,”) is usually dealt with via a $50.00 bond/fine and no court appearance or conviction. However, in the case of the evil Trump supporters, the Department of Justice is literally putting them through the wringer.

Her analysis is right up there quality-wise with that other notable RedState jurist, Shipwreckedcrew. You can read the whole thing

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